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Author Weintraub, David A. (David Andrew), 1958- author.

Title Life on Mars : what to know before we go / David A. Weintraub.

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  523.43 WEI    DUE 04-09-19
Description 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Does life exist on Mars? The question has captivated humans for centuries, but today it has taken on new urgency. NASA plans to send astronauts to Mars orbit by the 2030s. SpaceX wants to go by 2024, while Mars One wants to land a permanent settlement there in 2032. As we gear up for missions like these, we have a responsibility to think deeply about what kinds of life may already inhabit the planet--and whether we have the right to invite ourselves in. This book tells the complete story of the quest to answer one of the most tantalizing questions in astronomy. But it is more than a history. Life on Mars explains what we need to know before we go" --
Contents Ch. 1 Why Mars Matters -- ch. 2 Martians? -- ch. 3 Mars and Earth as Twins -- ch. 4 Imaginary Mars -- ch. 5 Misty Mars -- ch. 6 Red Vegetation and Reasoning Beings -- ch. 7 Water on Mars: The Real Deal -- ch. 8 Canal Builders -- ch. 9 Chlorophyll, Lichens, and Algae -- ch. 10 Vikings on the Plains of Chryse and Utopia -- ch. 11 Hot Potato -- ch. 12 Methane and Mars -- ch. 13 Digging in the Noise -- ch. 14 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow -- ch. 15 Sniffing Martian Air with Curiosity -- ch. 16 Chasing Martians.
Subject Mars (Planet) -- Exploration.
Space flight to Mars -- History.
Manned space flight.
Mars probes -- History.
ISBN 0691180539 (hardcover)
9780691180533 (hardcover)

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